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PHP for Absolute Beginners by Jason Lengstorf, Thomas Blom Hansen

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CHAPTER 3

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Form Management

In Chapter 2, we built a dynamic, personal portfolio site. In the process, you saw how to encode URL variables with <a> elements and how to access such URL variables using the $_GET superglobal. Passing data is what separates dynamic web pages from static ones. By customizing an experience based on the user’s choices, you’re able to add an entirely new level of value to a web site.

Now that you have seen a little PHP and written a basic dynamic site, you’re ready to go deeper into URL variables. HTML <form> elements are commonly used to create interfaces that allow users to interact with your dynamic site. You have to ...

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